The Philippines is blessed with a very high biodiversity, including the plants living in its remaining forest cover. Trees alone comprise about 3500 species. Just to research on a species a day would take about 10 years to finish all of just the trees. Then there are still the shrubs, herbs, ferns etc. Through this blog we hope to introduce you to some important plants in the forest before they completely disappear because of habitat destruction.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Sibuyan katmon open fruit
Quick Post: I was gifted with a cutting of Dillenia sibuyanensis or Sibuyankatmon a year ago. A few months ago I posted that the cutting has grown from a 6 inch stem into a 2 feet seedling. I also has rewarded me with flowers 4 times. Now the plant has come out with an open fruit pod. Talk about resilient!
I therefore conclude that the Sibuyan katmon is a very promising candidate for urban greening. It has nice leaves and bright yellow flowers. It could easily be propagated from cuttings. It fruits and seeds in cultivation. Now I am hoping that the seeds will germinate into nice little katmon plantlets. I am keeping my fingers crossed.